India vs Afghanistan Match 5, Asia Cup 2018 Super Four: It was a dreadful debut for Deepak Chahar who got spanked around the park by Mohammad Shahzad, who smashed his 5th ODI century. This was also Shahzad’s first ton against a Test-playing nation. Chahar bowling to Shahzad started off with a beamer, then overcompensated y bowling a wayward bouncer, then Shahzad hit an MSD-like helicopter shot. In the last ball of the over, he bowled a short delivery again, only to get smashed for a boundary. Also Read - CSK vs RR 2020, IPL Match Report: Jos Buttler, Bowlers Guide Guide Rajasthan Royals to Seven-wicket Win Versus MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings
Here is the over that got Shahzad going. Also Read - IPL 2020: Deepak Chahar Shares 15-Year-Old Photo With Chennai Super Kings Teammate Shane Watson
And then here is the moment when he got to his hundred.
Kedar Jadhav finally brought an end to Shahzad’s knock on 124 off 116 balls. At the time of filing the copy, Afghanistan has just lost centurion Shahzad and was 180/6 in 38 overs. Nabi was at the crease at 26* and he has been joined by Najibullah.
This also is the joint-fastest century by an Afghan player.
Fewest balls to 100 for AFG:
72 Karim Sadiq v Net, Sharjah, 2012
72 Mohd Shahzad v Sco, Ayr, 2010
85 Nawroz Mangal v Sco, Sharjah, 2013
88 Asghar Afgan v Ire, G Nodia, 2017
88 Mohd SHAHZAD v Ind, Dubai, 2018 *
India (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, K Khaleel Ahmed
Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan(c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman